You are in Pune city for a day and don’t know how to spend your day? You have plenty of time left for the day and looking for some good places to visit?
Pune is such a city that offers numerous places to visit within and around the city. Let’s have a look at my favorite places that you can explore especially inside the city limit using public commute.
Shaniwar Wada is a popular historical site in Pune city which was built by the great Peshwa Bajirao I. It is a magnificent building which represents the country’s one of the rich histories.
You will be surprised to know that the fort is 286 years old. ‘
Although if you see the fort now, you can see only the ruins still it proudly reflects the Maratha empire.
There is another thing that you might wonder that Shaniwar Wada is considered as India’s one of the most haunted place.
There are rumors that the spirit of the fifth Peshwa named Narayanrao, the youngest of Nanasaheb’s son haunt the palace because he was killed brutally inside the fort.
Locals say that they often hear voices.
You will be required to pay a minimal entry fee of Rupees 5 each to enter the Shaniwar Wada but that’s completely worth it (in fact more).
Have you ever been to this place?
If not then you may choose to visit Vishrambaug Wada next time on a day trip in the city.
It is one of the most significant milestones of Pune city. History says that it was built in 1807 and Bajirao Peshwa II who lived here for a very long time.
If appropriately noted you would see the architecture of the building is stunning, it is the Peshwai style of architecture.
The structure shows some of the amazing carved woodwork and terracotta front exhibits excellent old architectural style.
The charges to enter the place is mere Rs 5 per person.
Location: Thorale Bajirao Road, Sadashiv Peth, Central Pune.
Pune, Also known as “city of Ganesha” has 1000s of Ganesha temple. Out of these many temples have got a lot of significance and historical importance.
One similar temple is ‘Kasba Ganpati Temple‘
Kasba Ganapati is a mythological place to visit in Pune city. The Kasba Ganapati is Pune’s one of the oldest temples. The temple is simple, and there is no lavishness. But people find the place very peaceful and comforting.
The unusual thing about Kasba Ganapati is the idol of Lord Ganesha which is different from what you have seen in other temples. The eyes of the god have been embedded with diamonds.
You should stop and visit the temple for Ganapati’s blessings and can figure out how different the idol is.
Aga Khan Palace
You might have heard of the Aga Khan Palace but do you know the history?
It is a memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. The palace was built in 1892 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. If you are in Pune city, you must visit this palace that represents the heritage of our country.
If you talk about the architecture of the building? The answer would it is one of the most gorgeous historical monuments in Pune City.
There is a beautiful green lush garden outside the palace which is quite attractive.
The authority charges a minimal amount of Rs 5 per person for the entrance. They also host events on a special day like Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
My order to the above places would be like:
Early morning visit to Shaniwarwada as you may have to walk a bit inside Wada to explore it. So keep it in the morning.
After exploring Shaniwar Wada for around 2 hours you can go to Kasba Ganpati. By walk, you may take around 5-7 minutes from Shaniwar Wada to Kasba Ganpati.
Next, you can go to Vishrambaug Wada which is also nearby and one can walk from Kasba Ganpati Temple to Vishrambaug Wada or can hire an Auto.
Avoid cab for these locations as both the places are located around the main market and cab may get delayed which may cost you a few minutes of waiting time.
Alternatively, you can also plan to do shopping on the famous Laxmi Road and visit Mahatma Phule Mandai if you want to drop Kasba Ganpati Temple and Vishrambaug Wada.
Finally, you can hire a cab or take an auto to reach Aga Khan Palace which will be your concluding your days trip inside Pune city.